Missing Fairfax teen will be heading home

Angelica Flores, the 16-year-old reported missing after walking away from a Shelter Care facility in Fairfax City in February, has been found safe. She turned herself in to the Norfolk Police Department Thursday evening. Detectives say no one was with her when she arrived at the police station.

Fairfax County police believe that Flores has been associated with gang members and they had thought that the teenager may have been in danger.

Flores is expected to be returning to Fairfax County early next week. Detectives intend to interview her about what happened since February 17, when she was reported missing. According to Fairfax County police, Flores will be held in the county’s Juvenile Detention Center after she returns.



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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.